RESEARCH PAPERS: Offshore Mechanics

A Design Formulation for Axisymmetric Collapse of Stiffened and Unstiffened Cylinders

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J. G. A. Croll

Department of Civil and Municipal Engineering, University College London, London, U.K.

C. P. Ellinas

J. P. Kenny & Partners, London, U.K.

J. Energy Resour. Technol 107(3), 350-355 (Sep 01, 1985) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231198 History: Received November 09, 1983; Revised February 12, 1985; Online October 22, 2009


A procedure, developed for predicting the elastic-plastic general axisymmetric collapse of stiffened and unstiffened cylinders, is presented. This permits the formulation of reliable lower bounds to collapse loads for any combination of radial pressure and axial loadings, with any prescribed forms and levels of initial geometric imperfection, in a simple, “column-type,” analysis. The approach provides a unified format for the treatment of isotropic and orthotropic cylinder buckling, which is compact and design orientated.

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